Dave Holland (British jazz bassist and composer)

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Dave Holland (born 1 October 1946) is an English jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader who has been performing and recording for five decades. He has lived in the United States for over 40 years.

His work ranges from pieces for solo performance to big band. Holland runs his own independent record label, Dare2, which he launched in 2005. He has explained his musical philosophy by quoting fellow jazz artist Sam Rivers: "Sam said, 'Don't leave anything out – play all of it.'"

Holland has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, and has participated in several classic recording sessions.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 A.R.C. Chick Corea / David Holland / Barry Altschul 1
1971 Music From Two Basses David Holland / Barre Phillips 1
1971 Where Fortune Smiles John McLaughlin, Dave Holland, John Surman, Stu Martin, Karl Berger 2
1975 Gateway John Abercrombie, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette 3 2
1975 Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns Norman Blake, Tut Taylor, Sam Bush, Butch Robins, Vassar Clements, David Holland, Jethro Burns 2
1978 Emerald Tears Dave Holland 1
1983 Life Cycle Dave Holland 1
1989 The Oracle Hank Jones with Dave Holland and Billy Higgins 2
1990 Question and Answer Pat Metheny & Dave Holland & Roy Haynes 3
1992 For Evans Sake Gordon Beck, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Didier Lockwood 1
1992 Phase Space Steve Coleman & Dave Holland 1
1993 Ones All Dave Holland 1
1995 World Trio Mino Cinelu, Kevin Eubanks & Dave Holland 1
1998 Thimar Anouar Brahem, John Surman, Dave Holland 4 2
1999 The Dawn Sessions John Surman, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland, Stu Martin & Karl Berger 1
2000 Gateway 2 John Abercrombie, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette 1
2004 The Life of a Song Geri Allen, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette 1
2006 Critical Mass Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks, Steve Nelson & Nate Smith 1
2010 Hands Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela 1
2013 Prism Dave Holland 3
2014 The Art of Conversation Kenny Barron & Dave Holland 1
Transit Karl Berger, Dave Holland & Ed Blackwell 1
Up & Down Milcho Leviev and Dave Holland 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Selected Recordings Dave Holland 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Parallel Realities Live... Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock & Dave Holland 1
2009 The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival Dave Holland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter & Eric Harland 1
2012 Reunion: Live in New York Sam Rivers & Dave Holland & Barry Altschul 1
1994-06-03: Moers, Germany Dave Holland 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Improvisations for Cello and Guitar Derek Bailey & Dave Holland 1

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